October 05, 2012
Your Kitties Will Love This
I have a finicky kitty who would rather starve himself than eat anything I put in front of him he deems undesireable.
Seriously. I don't know if it's because he was a stray and could go for long periods of time without eating or he's developed a Gordon Ramsey palette because he's so loved and knows he's special. (BTW, I admire GR. He's a great chef.)
Of course, it doesn't matter if the food is a number 1 seller, how much I end up throwing away because he turns his nose to it, or how much of my hard earned dollars I spend searching to find food that satisfies his taste buds. Nope. My little Walter is only interested in seeing if the Petco bags I drag into the house after having made my weekly run to Petco passes his test. If it doesn't pass Walter's test, I get "the look". A pitiful, but cute, "kitty pout".
Don't get me wrong, he will lick the broth from "some" soft food products I've tried on him, but that's about it. And he refuses to eat hard cat food, too.
Because he wasn't actually eating any food, he was always hungry. So, one day I decided to try Fancy Feast Appetizers. I had a coupon and thought, "Why not? Maybe this one will pass the test." So, I purchased a tray of the Salmon Appetizer.
Walter took his usual position in the kitchen to my left and sang his usual cry, "Feed me. Feed me." I pulled back the wrapping on the Salmon tray and put it under his nose. One sniff and I though his eyes were going to pop out of his head. He was definitely interested. It even smelled good to me, too. I put the food into his dish and gave it to him.
First came the sniff. Shorter than usual, which meant it was a good sign. Then, came the lick. Walter seemed to like the broth so it passed test number two. Now for test number three. Will this food pass test number three. "The nibble test" and will he actually eat it?
Yreka! I couldn't believe my eyes. FINALLY! He's gone beyond nibbling to eating. Walter scarfed down that Fancy Feast Salmon Appetizer in one breath.
Since this product passed his test, I've been stocking up on Fancy Feast Salmon and Tuna Appetizers for Walter ever since. And guess what? He's STILL eating it. And an added bonus to this story is because Petco carries the food trays he likes, I still earn my Petco points that I can use toward my purchases. I don't have to run to other stores or markets for food or flavors that they only carry. So, this is great. One stop pet food shopping is back for me and I'm very happy about that, too.
Several months ago, I received a Fancy Feast Appetizers coupon that ended my search for cat food. I am so glad that I didn't toss it in the garbage. And, I assure you, so is my little Walter.
If you have a kitty that is like my Walter, try Fancy Feast Appetizers. If you love your four-legged family member like I do, it's worth a try.